PostgresExt

Adds support for missing PostgreSQL data types to ActiveRecord.

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Installation

Add this line to your application's Gemfile:

gem 'postgres_ext'

And then execute:

$ bundle

Or install it yourself as:

$ gem install postgres_ext

Usage

Just require 'postgres_ext' and use ActiveRecord as you normally would! postgres_ext extends ActiveRecord's data type handling.

Usage Notes

Avoid the use of in place operators (ie Array#<<). These changes are not tracked by Rails (this issue) explains why). In place modifications also modify the default object.

Assuming we have the following model:

create_table :items do |t|
  t.string :names, :array => true, :default => []
end

class Item < ActiveRecord::Base
end

The following will modify the default value of the names attribute.

a = Item.new
a.names << 'foo'

b = Item.new
puts b.names
# => ['foo']

The supported way of modifying a.names:

a = Item.new
a.names += ['foo']

b = Item.new
puts b.names
# => []

As a result, in place operators are discouraged and will not be supported in postgres_ext at this time.

Authors

Dan McClain twitter github